I grew up in a rural part of Norway surrounded by forests, mountains and lakes. I spent my formative years playing outside and enjoying nature. It became a part of my soul. I trained as a carpenter, but after moving to England I went on to do various ‘office’ jobs. I had a burning desire inside to do something of my own – to create something, to bring nature back into my life.
I started with making tables, but in the end it felt as though I was working on a production line. Then, more recently, I started turning pens. I enjoyed this, but on one of my trips to the wood shop, I came across a gorgeous piece of spiky burl wood. I fell for it, hook, line and sinker. The rugged texture and gorgeous colour of the wood reminded me of the Norwegian landscape. I knew I had to create something stunning with it. And so ArtfulResin was born.
I started making burl wood and resin pendants. I take inspiration from the gorgeous nature that was all around me while I was growing up as well as creating pieces that imitate the stunning aurora borealis.
I create pieces of jewellery that captures a bit of the natural world and allows you to carry it with you.